That is what Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver said when the Trigg County Fiscal Court approved a first reading of the budget Monday evening. A second reading will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20.
The budget as it stands is at $7,103,639 – far larger than the current budget of $6,004,000, but without grant money next fiscal year’s budget stands at $6,291,139, which is a 4.8-percent increase, said Oliver.
Grant money includes a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for Trigg County Hospital, but since the Fiscal Court is a government entity, the money has to go through the Fiscal Court to get to the hospital, said Oliver, who also mentioned a $250,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant for the old Masonic Lodge building (mentioned further down in this article).
Of that total, $3,621,883 was allocated to the General Fund, $1,763,073 was allocated to the Road Fund, $499,800 was allocated to the Jail Fund, which was approved last month, $692,883 was allocated to the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office Fund and $26,000 was allocated to the LGEA (Local Government Economic Assistance) Fund.
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